Lake Michigan
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Lake Michigan surf and weather forecast based on Sheboygan-North Point

Today<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
ThursdayThursday<br>Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 1pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 100. South wind around
Friday<br>Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday<br>A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 5 mph.
Sunday<br>A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday<br>A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 83.
02AM-4mph from the NW
05AM-5mph from the NE
11AM-6mph from the NE
02PM-6mph from the NE
05PM-6mph from the E
11PM-6mph from the S
02AM-9mph from the S
05AM-13mph from the S
11AM-14mph from the S
02PM-14mph from the S
05PM-13mph from the SW
11PM-10mph from the SW
02AM-11mph from the SW
05AM-10mph from the SW
11AM-13mph from the SW
02PM-15mph from the SW
05PM-15mph from the SW
11PM-10mph from the SW
02AM-8mph from the W
05AM-7mph from the WNW
11AM-6mph from the N
02PM-5mph from the NNE
05PM-5mph from the NE
11PM-3mph from the NW
02AM-5mph from the NNE
05AM-5mph from the NE
11AM-8mph from the NE
02PM-9mph from the NE
05PM-9mph from the NNE
11PM-6mph from the N
02AM-7mph from the N
05AM-7mph from the NNW
11AM-9mph from the NNW
02PM-9mph from the NW
05PM-8mph from the WNW
11PM-6mph from the NNW
02AM-7mph from the N
05AM-7mph from the NNW
11AM-8mph from the N
02PM-9mph from the N
05PM-8mph from the N
11PM-6mph from the WNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Lake Michigan Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate

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